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FACS agent hired for Ellis Co. Extension

11/13/2011

Special to The Hays Daily News

Linda Beech will join the staff of the K-State Research and Extension Ellis County office as a family and consumer sciences extension agent, effective Jan. 22.

Beech, who earned a bachelor's degree in foods and nutrition at K-State, brings years of experience from her work as a family and consumer sciences agent in Finney, Stevens and Hodgeman counties.

Family and consumer sciences extension agents provide leadership in their communities by developing and delivering educational programming relative to family-related issues including nutrition, food safety, parenting, financial management, health and safety.

Extension agents are employed jointly in a partnership between K-State Research and Extension, headquartered on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, and the local Extension board.

The role of K-State Research and Extension is to encourage the adoption of research-based information to improve the quality of life for Kansans.

K-State Research and Extension is the short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.

More information about the K-State Research and Extension Ellis County office is available by calling (785) 628-9430 or on the Web at ellis.ksu.edu.